The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is ready to mark an exciting milestone Nov. 15 as tunneling begins for the Las Vegas Convention Center’s underground people mover.
History will be made when Elon Musk’s The Boring Company turns on its machine and starts tunneling 40 feet below ground on its first commercial project. The innovative transportation system will allow convention attendees to be whisked across the LVCC’s sprawling 200-acre campus in about one minute.
The $52.5 million underground people mover will include three passenger stations connecting the existing 3.2 million square feet of convention space with the LVCC’s new 1.4 million-square-foot West Hall currently under construction, part of a $1.52 billion expansion and renovation.
When completed in January 2021, the underground people mover will be comprised of two vehicular tunnels with an expected total length of about 1 mile each. The system will have the potential to expand and link key visitor attractions throughout Las Vegas including downtown Las Vegas, the Strip resort corridor, McCarran International Airport and beyond.
Invited media will be given a tour of the The Boring machine 40 feet below the ground, allowing for photographs and video, followed by a Q&A session with Steve Hill of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Steve Davis of The Boring Company.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more info, visit www.lvcva.com.